Now that the ground is finally covered in a layer of wintry white, it's time to make childhood memories by bundling up and hitting the sledding slopes. Read on for the skinny on the top Iowa City-area hills! 1. Hoover...
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For the past three years, instead of setting goals for the new year, I have focused on choosing one word to guide my year.  See more here or here . For 2018, I chose the word “Confidence.” At the time, I had really...
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If I had a dollar for every time I’ve said, “We’ll just wing it!” I’d be able to pay off my student loans, afford organic produce, and buy everything on page 32 of the Pottery Barn catalog. Whether it’s...
Listen. Sometimes a person just needs a feel-good movie with a pleasant soundtrack, a predictable plot, plenty of cozy holiday elements, and a happy ending.  If we put it into checklist form, does it make you feel like you're accomplishing...
'Tis the season for cheesy holiday movies! I love the schmaltzy predictability of sweet holiday movies where the main characters find true love and Christmas miracles happen. If you love holiday movies, too, play along with us in Iowa...
So the Christmas classic goes, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” But, what if home is in multiple places? Home is easy to define when we’re young. It’s family–no matter how they are related or affiliated to you–it’s where...

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with these Events in Iowa City

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As Iowans, Mardi Gras is probably not on the radar . . . but who doesn't love another excuse to celebrate? Fat Tuesday, as...

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